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Heartless Jigawa father locks daughter in a room for years



The Jigawa State Command of the Nigeria security and Civil Defense Corps has apprehended a 67-year-old man, Musa Garba, on allegations of molesting his 25-year-old daughter, Ummi.

According to a report from the News Agency of Nigeria, Garba was arrested alongside his 50-year-old wife, Aisha, at Tukur quarters in the Dutse Local Government Area of the state.

The spokesman for the Corps, Adamu Shehu, issued a statement on Wednesday in Dutse, stating that the arrest was made following a report of a suspected case of violence against an individual filed by a human rights activist on May 26.

He said, “The activist reported that he received information from the suspect’s neighbours that Ummi Garba, 25, was locked in a room within the house for many years.

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“The victim has been rescued even though she looked distressed, unkempt and depressed.

“The room, she was living in served as her toilet, and her food was served on a bare floor like an animal.

“The suspect claimed that his daughter was locked up because of her mental illness, and gallivanting around causing problems in the neighbourhood.”

Shehu said the suspect presented a hospital card obtained in 2013, 2014 and 2018 from the Psychiatric Hospital, Kazaure, where she had been referred for treatment.




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